APR Presents

Friday nights from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

APR Presents is Alabama Public Radio's weekly showcase of the variety and diversity of public radio programming. Now featuring the TED Radio Hour, listeners can expect something new and interesting each week.

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Cooking
6:00 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Desperately Seeking Great Authentic BBQ

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June 29th

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate the roots of barbecue and take a trip from Texas to the Carolinas with Robb Walsh, the author of Barbecue Crossroads. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Blueberry Bundt Cake. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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This American Life
12:00 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

APR Presents: July 5th

The List

The truly incredible story of a guy named Kirk Johnson who started a list of hundreds of Iraqis who needed to get out of their country. They were getting death threats, and he was their only hope. Only 26 and living in his aunt's basement, he had no idea what to do. How Kirk kind of succeeded spectacularly and failed spectacularly at the same time.

APR Presents airs Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

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TED Radio Hour
9:25 am
Fri July 5, 2013

APR Presents: TED Radio Hour - July 5th

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Giving It Away

"If you have something to give, give it now." – Mark Bezos

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. Giving helps define who we are and helps us connect with others. Thanks to the Internet and a rise in social consciousness, there's been a seismic shift not only in what we're giving, but how. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.

APR Presents airs Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

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This American Life
12:00 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

APR Presents: June 28th

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The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do

This week, stories about people who know something's a bad idea, but convince themselves to do that thing anyway. Including the story of a bunch of U.S. activists whose main goal is outing themselves for being undocumented to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. To see what happens.

APR Presents airs Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

APR Presents: June 21st

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This Week

This week we return to one of our favorite themes: This Week! All of the stories in the show are things that have taken place in the last seven days. We've got our own take on the big, national stories of the week but we also turn a searchlight across America and find the smaller, more personal and more spectacular stories that most of us never hear.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

APR Presents: June 14th

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Invisible Made Visible

This week, the radio version of an episode we did live on stage and beamed to movie theaters all over the country. David Sedaris, Tig Notaro and Ryan Knighton perform stories. Plus the late David Rakoff, in his final performance on the show.

This American Life
6:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

APR Presents: June 7th

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When Patents Attack:  Part 2

Two years ago, we did a program about a mysterious business in Texas that threatens companies with lawsuits for violating its patents. But the world of patent lawsuits is so secretive, there were basic questions we could not answer. Now we can. And we get a glimpse why people say our patent system may be discouraging, not encouraging, innovation.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

APR Presents: May 31st

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Plan B

There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing. Most of us start off our lives with some Plan A which we abandon...switching to a Plan B, which becomes our life.

This American Life
6:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

APR Presents: May 17th

The Cruelty of Children

Stories about kids being mean to each other.

This American Life
6:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

APR Presents: May 10th

Hit the Road

It's spring, so we're opening windows and going places. This week we have stories of people who, for reasons that they can't always explain, feel compelled to get out and go somewhere. Including the story of one man who decides to take a trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco — by foot.

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This American Life
12:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

APR Presents: May 3rd

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Music Lessons

What's frustrating about music lessons, what's miraculous about them, and what they actually teach us. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, with help from KQED-FM, during the 1998 Public Radio Conference in San Francisco.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

APR Presents: April 26th

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Picture Show

This week, Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night. This and other stories where getting the picture gives you the upper hand.

This American Life
10:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

APR Presents: April 12th

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Play the Part

Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do. Pictured: Louis Ortiz, Obama impersonator. He is the subject of the documentary film The Audacity of Louis Ortiz.

This American Life
12:00 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

APR Presents: April 5th

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Tribes

A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you'd think they'd do: they're kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white guy who only wants to date Asian women, who then has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life. The phrase "finding your tribe" is a total cliche — but one that does apply to certain situations.

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This American Life
6:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

APR Presents: March 29th

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Trends with Benefits

Something that took us by surprise. The number of Americans receiving federal disability payments has nearly doubled over the last 15 years. There are towns and counties around the nation where almost a quarter of adults are on disability. Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt spent 6 months exploring the disability program, and emerges with a story of the U.S. economy quite different than the one we've been hearing.

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